When to pick The Scary Thing

William Liao
1 min readMay 15, 2023

The Same Thing is what you did yesterday. It’s predictable and reliable.

The Scary Thing is what you have not done but want to do. You have no idea if it will work. It might fail spectacularly. That’s what makes it scary.

If you’re not sure which Thing to do, spend a moment reflecting on this question: “am I tired of The Same Thing?”

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William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)